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Mother and two sons move into Habitat home

A new residence for Melinda Gibbs and her two teenage boys was dedicated on
Monday, Nov. 25. Standing in Gibbs' living room of her two-bedroom residence on
Jefferson Avenue are, from left, Steve Owen of Lowe's, Dan Metcalf, Ronnie Ball,
Rev. Billy Ball, Maurice Shults, Bonnie Parton, Linda Parker Hamilton, Charles Manes,
Lula Ozmun, burl Roberts, and Kay Archer. Gibbs is seated on the right.

Published: 8:45 AM, 11/29/2013 Last updated: 8:46 AM, 11/29/2013

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-Melinda Gibbs, the recipient of a new Cocke County Habitat home on Jefferson Avenue, in Newport, got very emotional during a dedication of her new home on Monday, Nov. 25.Rev. Billy Ball presented Gibbs with a new Bible and a set of house keys during the ceremony attended by Habitat board members and those who contributed to the building of her new two-bedroom residence.About 15 people who attended the dedication walked as a group into most rooms of the residence, where prayers specific to those rooms were read aloud by an individual, and the group saying "Amen" following the prayer recitation.For more details, please see the Thursday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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